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SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, JOSEPH MARIA, Furst VON. Monographia generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi. Düseldorf: Arnz, Bonn: Cohen, 1836-1863.
7 unbound fascicles as issued, 4to, 330 x 250 mm., original card wrappers, printed label on each upper cover, in 7 modern cloth wrappers within 2 folding cloth box-cases, some foxing or discoloration.
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 352 partly colored lithographed plates, unsigned, but after the author's drawings.
The foundation work on succulents, based upon the author's collection of live specimens at Schloss-Dyck which was unrivalled at the time.
Great Flower Books, p. 74; Junk Rara, pp. 107-109; Nissen BBI 1720; Pritzel 8016; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 10.129; Stearn in Cactus Journal 7, pp. 33-44 and 66-85.
Provenance: Schloss Dyck, label on first fascicle; fascicles 6 & 7 from Junk, Berlin. (7)
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